https://spectator.sme.sk/r/25/politics-and-society/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608378/the-time-bomb-of-age-is-ticking-in-bratislava.htmlThe time bomb of age is ticking in Bratislava2017-07-21T11:43:21ZThe Slovak capital will have one of the oldest populations in Slovakia as well as in central Europe.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608390/heatwaves-to-continue-in-slovakia-over-the-following-days.htmlHeatwaves to continue in Slovakia over the following days2017-07-20T23:06:11ZMore than 40 people collapsed due to hot weather on Thursday.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608342/minister-richter-apologises-to-journalist-indicating-a-failure-in-communication.htmlMinister Richter apologises to journalist, indicating a failure in communication2017-07-20T22:05:26ZThe social worker who visited the journalist of the Denník N daily did not follow the prescribed manual, which might have resulted in confusion and a misinterpretation of the entire situation, said the minister.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608000/doctors-have-not-reached-agreement-with-dovera.htmlDoctors have not reached agreement with Dôvera2017-07-20T13:50:48ZOutpatient doctors are insisting on more funding for surgerieshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607742/prosecutor-has-charged-former-mp-with-unlawful-killing.htmlProsecutor has charged former MP with unlawful killing2017-07-20T13:14:55ZFormer opposition MP Daniel Lipšic had stepped down after fatal pedestrian crash.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607716/performance-of-wild-animals-to-be-banned-in-circuses.htmlPerformance of wild animals to be banned in circuses2017-07-20T09:36:45ZSlovakia takes first steps to regulate animals in circuses.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607484/ministry-inspects-selected-wells-in-vrakuna.htmlMinistry inspects selected wells in Vrakuňa2017-07-19T20:42:56ZThe recently acknowledged contamination of land and underground waters by waste from a former chemical plant has initiated analyses of selected private wells in the area.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607482/prosecutor-renews-lawsuit-against-paska-brothers.htmlProsecutor renews lawsuit against Paška brothers2017-07-19T20:34:20ZThe nephews of the former parliamentary speaker were freed by the courts which insisted new evidence must be found.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607182/cursive-or-block-writing.htmlCursive or block writing?2017-07-19T15:10:00ZMinistry gives up idea of teaching pupils one type of writing only, for now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607023/hundred-tonne-rock-fell-on-the-road-near-strecno.htmlHundred-tonne rock fell on the road near Strečno2017-07-19T13:30:28ZThe busy road will remain closed at least until the end of July.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606715/police-investigate-the-issuing-of-meciars-amnesties.htmlPolice investigate the issuing of Mečiar’s amnesties2017-07-19T06:19:11ZThe controversial amnesties granted by former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar were cancelled after 19 years.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606537/assassins-and-child-porn-a-darknet-offers-everything.htmlAssassins and child porn; a darknet offers everything2017-07-18T17:14:26ZThe Slovak Spectator spent several days on the Darknet.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606226/surprise-bakery-audits-possibly-connected-to-babis.htmlSurprise bakery audits possibly connected to Babiš2017-07-18T14:57:25ZThree unannounced inspections of large Slovak bakeries were recently reported.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606184/heat-is-on-western-slovakia-to-experience-33c.htmlHeat is on: Western Slovakia to experience 33°C2017-07-18T14:30:13ZThis summer had the second-hottest June of recorded temperatures.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605718/slovak-police-officers-to-study-english-russian-and-ukrainian.htmlSlovak police officers to study English, Russian, and Ukrainian2017-07-17T21:52:24ZPolice officers from border units in the east of Slovakia and those serving at Slovak airports will be trained in languages.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605661/100-tonne-rock-responsible-for-closure-of-road-between-zilina-and-martin.html100-tonne rock responsible for closure of road between Žilina and Martin2017-07-17T21:39:52ZWorks on the rock wall of Strečno Castle will last for two weeks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605323/social-service-inspection-of-anti-corruption-journalist-raises-questions.htmlSocial service inspection of anti-corruption journalist raises questions2017-07-17T14:44:14ZA “random inspection” was carried out in the home of two Denník N journalists.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605524/extremists-share-news-about-a-non-existent-village.htmlExtremists share news about a non-existent village2017-07-17T14:41:50ZThe Slovak Spectator brings the selection of hoaxes that appeared on the internet in Slovak language over the past two weeks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605331/slovak-air-force-gets-a-new-commander.htmlSlovak Air Force gets a new commander2017-07-17T13:33:05ZSuch replacements are not uncommon, chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Army Milan Maxim explained.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603392/consultant-imprisoned-for-taking-bribes.htmlConsultant imprisoned for taking bribes2017-07-13T23:31:07ZThe doctor promised extra healthcare and new ways of treatment.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603101/desperate-foreigners-continue-to-deal-with-queues-at-the-police-department.htmlDesperate foreigners continue to deal with queues at the police department2017-07-13T15:01:18ZUnofficial queuing lists have re-appeared, and some say they have camped in front of the department for days.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602900/sns-leadership-recalled-top-presov-party-representatives.htmlSNS leadership recalled top Prešov party representatives2017-07-13T13:48:07ZThe changes come after a dispute surrounding the candidate for regional governor.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602550/gp-office-orders-withdrawal-of-plea-bargain-proposal-for-police.htmlGP Office orders withdrawal of plea bargain proposal for police2017-07-12T23:46:32ZThe General Prosecutor's (GP) Office has – after examining the file – ordered the subordinate prosecutor to back out of the plea bargain proposal concerning three police officers kicking a fleeing driver.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602525/education-minister-to-check-finances-for-science.htmlEducation Minister to check finances for science2017-07-12T23:22:43ZHe is responding to the recent complaint of rectors who said the contributions go mostly to private firms.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601981/sentences-for-organised-crime-groups-members-cancelled.htmlSentences for organised crime group’s members cancelled2017-07-12T14:41:06ZParents of one of the victims consider turning to the Constitutional Court in connection with the decision of Supreme Court Judge Štefan Harabin to dismiss life sentences.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601990/smer-is-the-wealthiest-political-party.htmlSmer is the wealthiest political party2017-07-12T13:17:27ZThe party will also receive the highest contribution for its election results.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601649/police-officers-who-beat-a-young-driver-strike-plea-bargain.htmlPolice officers who beat a young driver strike plea bargain2017-07-11T23:40:36ZThe Police officers, who were fired after they had kicked a young woman, will now get a milder sentence.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601621/sns-mp-awarded-homophobe-of-the-year.htmlSNS MP awarded Homophobe of the Year2017-07-11T22:31:40ZSaS chair Richard Sulík and OĽaNO leader Igor Matovič also received a high number of votes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579285/asylum-seekers-avoid-slovakia.htmlAsylum seekers avoid Slovakia2017-07-11T16:17:58ZThe country has accepted only 16 people through its quota system.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579623/suspects-in-theft-of-oncology-medicine-make-a-plea-bargain.htmlSuspects in theft of oncology medicine make a plea bargain2017-07-11T14:13:55ZThe plea bargain still needs to be approved by the court.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579624/judicial-council-has-a-new-leader.htmlJudicial Council has a new leader2017-07-11T13:55:53ZNew chair Lenka Praženková had only one rival.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576462/education-helps-in-fighting-extremism.htmlEducation helps in fighting extremism2017-07-11T06:30:00ZThe US Embassy in Slovakia supports the exchanges of students and researchers, in addition to projects that promote innovative approaches to education.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579106/b-52-bomber-is-one-of-the-stars-at-this-years-siaf-air-show-in-sliac.htmlB-52 Bomber is one of the stars at this year's SIAF Air Show in Sliač2017-07-10T23:36:13ZThe Last weekend in August is eagerly awaited by fans of aerial acrobats.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20578775/supreme-court-judge-harabin-released-extremism-suspect.htmlSupreme Court Judge Harabin released extremism suspect2017-07-10T14:54:05ZŠtefan Harabin has openly criticised measures against extremismhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20578740/president-kiska-has-a-new-baby-son.htmlPresident Kiska has a new baby son2017-07-10T13:51:29ZThe president’s wife, Martina Kisková, gave birth to a boy on June 7 in the Poprad hospital, making the president a father of five.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576684/slovakia-to-be-hit-by-storms.htmlSlovakia to be hit by storms2017-07-07T00:03:58ZMeteorologists warn of heavy rain and strong winds, but also against high temperatures.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576683/the-last-cabinet-session-cancelled-and-postponed.htmlThe last cabinet session cancelled and postponed2017-07-06T23:56:22ZThe prime minister rejects the speculations that the government is in crisis due to the SNS chair’s refusal to come to national celebrations at Devín Castle.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576162/fico-refused-danko-criticised-kiska-for-not-attending.htmlFico refused Danko, criticised Kiska for not attending2017-07-06T14:40:59ZThe Devín celebrations of Saints Cyril and Methodius on July 5 caused some uproar among Slovak politicians.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20576145/missing-items-at-matica-slovenska-are-under-investigation.htmlMissing items at Matica Slovenská are under investigation2017-07-06T14:17:15ZAlleged theft at the national cultural heritage organisation Matica Slovenská was recently discovered.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20571224/religion-the-most-productive-way-to-integrate-roma.htmlReligion the most productive way to integrate Roma2017-07-05T10:30:00ZA wave of religious conversion flows through Slovakia's Roma settlements. Spiritual organisations may show more success at integrating Roma than municipalities and social workers do.